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Reasons to smile

Reasons to smile

By Chloe Strahan Michelle treats her two rescue dogs Kyha and Cody to several walks around the CBD each day. “I am very lucky to have them,” said owner Michelle, 42. The trio frequently visit Flagstaff Gardens for a stroll multiple times a day. “We have a small apartment so I take them for a

Get outdoors

By Kathryn Anderson Wiggle your hips If you prefer sensible shoes to the wheeled variety, then the Salsa Foundation’s intro classes might be more up your alley! As a dance company which is “dedicated to teaching you how to love dancing” the Salsa Foundation has opened its doors to the open air from November to

Swimwear galore

By Laura Timberlake Swimsuits are possibly the worst item of clothing to shop for. Unless you have the perfect body, the experience can often be harrowing and uncomfortable.The stores always seem to have harsh fluorescent lighting that accentuate any flaws and hide the flattering aspects that a pair of bathers might have. But it shouldn’t

Stone fruits arrive early this year

By Teage Ezard With spring upon us and summer rapidly approaching, it is the perfect time to try some of the offerings that the warmer season brings. Locally-grown stone fruits are one of my favorites.  The early season bounty is nearly upon us with peaches and nectarines from Queensland and northwestern Australia hitting the market

Richard’s a true believer

For a local councillor, Richard Foster speaks a lot like a politician. Of course all councillors are politicians, but Cr Foster sounds like a “real” politician – the type you see on TV or hear on the radio being charming, but not really answering the questions. This is not such a surprise when you understand

Voici Lucy

By Lorraine Ellis Lucy Lucy is a charming and stylish young women from Saint Maur, 15 minutes outside Paris.  She has been in Australia on and off for eight years, returning to France annually to catch up with family and to paint. Initially, Lucy Lucy came to Australia to study, but a fortuitous meeting with

Council market buy tops the list

By Alastair Taylor October has been a busy month for planning and development news in the CBD headlined by City of Melbourne’s purchase of the Munro site adjacent to Queen Victoria Market and the topping out ceremony for 567 Collins St. On Wednesday the 15th, the City of Melbourne announced it was the successful bidder

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